We all have times in our lives when we are feeling sad or down about something for one reason or another. One may walk around feeling totally drained, numb and basically not in tune with the best life has to offer. This feeling can zap your energy, sabotage your joy and basically make you feel like a walking, stressed out mummy.

So what can one do when they are at a moment in their life where they are starving their soul of living life to the fullest, and of being happy and content in their own skin?

For starters they can become aware of that feeling, wake-up, create courage within, and begin taking the steps towards being pro-active in establishing their best life.

Here are some steps to take to turn your sad feeling into a happy one.

Step one: Feel happy that you are aware of your sad feeling. This means you are alive, deep down you really do not want to stay the walking mummy you may now feel like, it is not who you really are.

Now that you want to change something you are not happy about, you can begin taking the steps to do so. Know that this is an inside job it is your choice and no one else’s. So feel happy that you can get going with this task right now, no need to wait for any one thing, it is all inside you.

You can take action towards changing that sad feeling. You may not be able to change the situation, but you have the power within you to tackle the feeling, and create a happy one, along with creating things in your life that make you happy. So feel happy that you are aware of your sad feeling, and take the steps to change that feeling into a happy one.

Step two: Since you are aware you are living in a moment of feeling sad about something and are not happy, you now have the power to choose to live in the moment, and be happy. You are of course allowed to acknowledge your sad feeling, but then let it go. Do not let it control your essence.

Begin to live in the moment. By living in the moment, you can change those recent negative energy vibrations into happy, energized empowered vibrations. You can begin to feel happy, and take those not so great energy vibrations and trash them; you can be empowered with the knowledge of knowing that what you send out is what you get back. So, be aware that the more good energy vibrations you send out, the more you will attract those good energy levels back to you.

Step three: Now, let’s take a look at all the good things you can expect to pop into your life now that you chose to take the steps towards living in the moment. For starters, you can treasure each moment for the precious moment that it is, and immerse yourself fully in creating the kind of moments you truly want in your life and enjoy them to the fullest extent.

Being in the moment also:
• Helps you to forgive and forget unhappy situations of the past.
• Helps you to not focus and worry about a future that is not here yet.
• Makes you much more confidant to make decisions based on now, not on what would’ve, could’ve, and should’ve been.
• Helps you to bring more passion into your intimate relationship now, without worrying about where you are going together. That moment will come on it’s own.
• Helps you to focus on the steps to take now, at this moment, to ensure you of achieving your goals quicker then you may have thought, because you are taking the steps, at this moment, each day to come a little closer to your wish.
• Being in the moment, gives you the chance to be at peace, and to be content and happy, not when something happens, but NOW.

Step four: Know that the emotional or physical pain you may feel, is good. This means that you can now start peeling away at those deep layers of what is not working, and make a decision to start coming up with a better solution to your situation. Make it start working towards your happiness, not against it. Research, dig deep into your soul, meditate, and educate yourself to learn what you need to in order to change a situation. Become focused, determined and strong to strive for the outcome you want. Do not settle for anything less, you are too special.

Step five: Now that you are aware that you may not have been enjoying your journey to it’s fullest, wake-up and smell the roses. When you stop taking for granted all that is around you, and begin to notice and appreciate it, your whole world opens up to beauty and love.

Start taking notice of an amazing rainstorm, a wonderful sunset, a beautiful baby laughing or crying, all the amazing different opportunities and variety in this world, great sex, empowering music, people we love, our family and our friends, etc. There is so much we have to be grateful for; I can’t even begin to touch the surface of it. But notice it, be aware of it and appreciate it.

So there you have it. Five reason to be happy you WERE sad, now you are on a different path one that leads towards your being happy. Enjoy the journey, enjoy the change. Begin now to only look for the silver lining.

Author's Bio: 

Lori Snyder partners with people who are ready to begin moving their lives in an upward forward direction. I believe that each person hold within them powerful inner strength, that when tapped into, can help them to create positive results towards making their lives an extraordinary one.

Lori has a degree in Sociology, and is a Certified Executive/Empowerment Coach; she is also an Accredited Energy Leadership Coach. Lori received this certification from IPEC School of Coaching. She is also a successful speaker, writer, workshop facilitator and entrepreneur.

Lori was a columnist for The Long Island Center for Business & Professional Women. And she also was on the advisory board for Newsday s Wellness Magazine; she acted as their Personal Development Coach, and also enjoyed doing a 6 month feature with the magazine, she was also featured in More magazine, and Generations magazine, and was just recently on Life Coach TV. Lori can be reached at info@lori-snyder.com or 516-708.9261.